• Gardening critical dates

    Are there critical dates we can use as we approach the frost? I want to make sure I turn off the water, cover the AC, and bring in the hoses before it’s too late, but keep watering to nourish the…

  • Grass

    Hello, I am developing a smart irrigation system as my university project and I would like to ask you some questions. Could you help me, please? This system will measure the soil moisture where the grass is planted and according…

  • Amelanchier Rainbow Pillar

    We planted the above shrub/tree in May and I just noticed that the interior leaves have turned yellow and are dropping.  What is the problem and what is the solution. It is about 4 feet tall.…

  • July raised garden preparation

    I am just digging up soil in the corner of my Brampton backyard to get a raised garden started.  The soil is full of roots of weeds of all sizes.  I am not sure how deep I should dig if…

  • Hicks Yew reprise

    Thank you so much for getting back to me! When the yew was planted there wasn’t any new soil introduced. My question is, can I now dig maybe a 3 ft. trough around it introducing as you recommended compost and…

  • Determining Water Needs For Outdoor Flowers

    How does a person know how much to water outdoor plants? I have a variety, connected by soaker hoses in west Toronto, and don’t want to waste water or time. I imagine it has to do with the individual needs…

  • Plants for Railing planters

    Hi there! I’m in Toronto and would like to plant some flowers in railing planters (the iron kind with the coconut fibre). The planters get sunlight in the morning/early afternoon. I’ve never really tended to flowers regularly so I’m looking…

  • Brown Curling Leaves on Japanese Maple

    I have a 7 foot Japanese Maple with leaves now fully emerged (mid-May and looking great).  For the past 4 years the leaves have browned and curled in early-mid summer.  I doubt it is weather variables (sun, water etc.) as…

  • What is wrong with my orchid?

    I have four orchid plants that sit on my dining room table, and they have light from a north-facing window. All of a sudden the leaves on one orchid has become very limp, and shriveled. It is several years old,…

  • DIY self-watering vertical grow tower and composting.

    Hello, This spring I will be working on a few container gardening projects. One of them is creating a vertical grow tower that is self-watering for my herbs. Sort of like in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBh1fjMqjmI However I wonder if its…

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